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Mathematics & Physics

 

Dr. Tao Rongjia, Chair, Physics

Dr. Zbigniew Dziembowski, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor

Department of Physics
215-204-7639
zbig.dziembowski@temple.edu

Dr. Omar Hijab, Chair, Mathematics

Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Mathematics
215-204-7847
bdats@temple.edu

 

Major Requirements

 

Bachelor of Science Requirements for Mathematics & Physics Major

Math 1041, Math 1042, Math 2043, Math 3031, Math 3045, Math 3051, Math 3098, Math 3141, Math 3142, Math 4051; Physics 1061 or 2021, Physics 1062 or 2022, Physics 2101, Physics 2501, Physics 2502, Physics 2701, Physics 3101, Physics 3301, Physics 3302, Physics 3701, Physics 4101; and Math 4096 or Physics 4796.

 

Writing Intensive Major Requirement

Students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major.  Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement:  Math 3098, Math 4096 or Physics 4796.

 

Year 1 - Fall Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics

Mathematics
1041

1941
Calculus I
     or
Honors Calculus I
4

4
QB

QB
Physics

Physics
1061

2021
Elementary Classical Physics I
     or
General Physics I
4

4
SA
Subtotal     8  

Year 1 - Spring Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics

Mathematics
1042

1942
Calculus II
     or
Honors Calculus II
4

4
 
Physics

Physics
1062

2022
Elementary Classical Physics II
     or
General Physics II
4

4
SB
Subtotal     8  

Year 2 - Fall Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Mathematics 3031 Introduction to Probability Theory 3  
Mathematics 3045 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 4  
Subtotal     11  

Year 2 - Spring Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Physics 2101 Classical Mechanics 3  
Physics 2502 Mathematical Physics 4  
Physics 2701 Introduction to Modern Physics 4  
Subtotal     11  

Year 3 - Fall Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics 3141 Advanced Calculus I 3  
Physics 3101 Analytical Mechanics 3  
Physics 3301 Electricity & Magnetism 4  
Subtotal     10  

Year 3 - Spring Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics 3051 Theoretical Linear Algebra 4  
Mathematics 3142 Advanced Calculus II 3  
Physics 3701 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 3  
Subtotal     10  

Year 4 - Fall Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics 3098 Modern Algebra 3 WI
Physics 2501 Computing for Scientists 3  
Physics 4101 Thermodynamics & Kinetic Theory 3  
Subtotal     9  

Year 4 - Spring Semester      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics 4051 Intro. to Functions of a Complex Variable 3  
Mathematics

Physics
4096

4796
Senior Problem Solving
     or
Experimental Physics
3

3
WI

WI
Physics 3302 Classical Electromagnetism 3  
Subtotal     9  

 

Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Math/Physics 76
General Education / Elective Credits 47
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 123

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